Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.

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HP's agile SOA initiative

Emboldening its position in the emerging SOA arena, Hewlett Packard has introduced a new suite of SOA services and announced plans to launch four new SOA "competency centers" around the globe. HP states that the objective of its new initiative is to guide customers" through the entire SOA process, from envisioning and assessment to development and governance.

June 28, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Sun sees ahead

There are an array of factors now reconfiguring the information technology sector -- and software in particular. But one of them is the SOA movement.

June 28, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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The oracle of SOA

One Forrester Research analyst told me recently that he thinks Oracle -- which touts a vaguely defined SOA vision of business "fusion" -- is possibly two years behind SAP in terms of thought leadership and architectural development. Well, Oracle (no surprise) would suggest otherwise.

June 27, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Is there a 'there' there for SOA?

Quocirca's Clive Longbottom says its okay to be skeptical about service-oriented architecture.  But he also unveiled some stats from a study of experienced users that shows there is a 'there' there when it comes to SOA.

June 24, 2005 by

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SOA and the bottom line

It is important to budget for "the range of expenses that follow Web services into an enterprise," writes Thomas Erl in his recent book aptly titled Service Oriented Architecture. "Web services are expensive.

June 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Commoditizing processes

Business process are in the process of being commoditized, according to a recent article by Thomas Davenport in the Harvard Business Review. That's an important trend as far as the continuing evolution of SOA is concerned.

June 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Powerpointware can be expensive

There's a reason why we, as a society, have chosen automobiles over jetpacks, though jetpacks are a far more sophisticated and sexy technology. Likewise, we're increasingly pushing back against over-engineered and over-hyped middleware and integration platforms in favor of cheaper, simpler solutions.

June 22, 2005 by

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Registry is hot, hot, hot

A few days ago, my blogmate Britton reported on Sun's new registry, which will be incorporated into the Java Enterprise System 4 server middleware stack, to be released this fall.Today, both SOA Software and Systinet announced new offerings employing UDDI, which is becoming the most commonly accepted registry standard.

June 21, 2005 by

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